Noticeboard September 2017

Notices with a County Monaghan Focus

Creative Ireland Meetings (Have your say in Co Monaghan five-year plan for heritage, arts, culture, and all things creative): Monday, 18 September, 7pm – 8.30pm in Carrickmacross Workhouse; Tuesday 19 September, 7pm—8.30pm in Clones Library; Thursday 21 September, 4pm—5.30pm in Market House, Monaghan. Alternatively complete online survey at or email

Protecting Dundalk Bay Rivers (Meeting in Carrickmacross): Thursday, 21 September water communiteisat 7pm in Carrickmacross Workhouse. The Waters and Communities Office is seeking contributions from those attending that will review and ratify the draft vision for Dundalk Bay Rivers. For details, contact Gretta McCarron, Community Water Officer, 0858085756 or email

Wildlife Photography Exhibition: On view until 22 September at the Canal Stores, Clones. Photographer: Roger Hale.

Culture Night (Co Monaghan): Friday, 22 September. See listing of all the evening’s events in Co Monaghan at and select ‘Monaghan’.

Apple Pressing: Saturday, 23 September at 2.30pm at Eagle Ridge Gardens, Drumillard, Castleblayney.

Castleblayney Old Fair Day: Sunday, 24 September. For details Tel. 087 2763801

‘Peace of Mind’ – Positive Mental Health Conference: Friday, 13 October in Creighton Hotel, Clones, Co. Monaghan. Booking essential, call 047 52919 or email: Organised by Clones Family Resource Centre.

lough muckno

Acorns ripening on a large oak tree

In Lough Muckno Park, Castleblayney




Tree Seed Collecting and Sowing Afternoon. Sunday, 1 October at 2.30pm.Venue: off Carrick road Castleblayney. John McKeon will present this Transition Monaghan workshop during which you will learn all about growing your own native trees from seed and setting up your own native tree nursery. For details, tel John at 087 1462790. John is a trainer with the Hedge Laying Association of Ireland. He says that seeds that can be collected over the next month include Rowan, Guelder Rose, Hazel, Whitebeam, Hawthorn, Oak and Spindle.

PEACE IV Small Grants Funding:  Aimed at projects that promote social inclusion, combat poverty and discrimination so as to enable greater cohesion between communities. Projects should show how they promote peace and reconciliation in Co Monaghan and in bordering northern counties. Closing Date: Friday, 27 October 2017 at 3pm. For details email:

Annual Patrick Kavanagh Weekend and Poetry Awards: Weekend of 29 September – 1 October at the Patrick Kavanagh Centre, Inniskeen. See

Taste of Monaghan: Weekend of 29 September – 1 October. See

Cottage Market Monaghan: Friday, 6 October, 11am to 3pm at St Patrick’s Hall, Monaghan. Note that Cottage Market Monaghan are changing their hours to 11am – 3pm but will remain first Friday of each month, with a second market being held on 15th December. See

Monaghan Farmers Market: open every Friday morning until 2pm in front of Courthouse

 Other Notices: Courses, Events, etc.

Organic Centre Courses (Rossinver, Co Leitrim): Saturday, 16 September (1) Wine and Cider Making. (2) Herbal and Natural Remedies Workshop. Saturday, 23 September: Wild Mushroom Foraging. Sunday, 24 September: Annual Apple and Harvest Day. An informative and fun day to find out how to keep your garden going throughout the Autumn and Winter plus all the workshops from grafting, pruning, planting and making apple juice. See details and full course listing at

William Carleton Summer School (Clogher, Co Tyrone): Friday, 15 September – Sunday, 17 September at Corick House, Clogher. See

European Mobility Week / Green Schools: 16 – 22 September. A European wide sharinginitiative promoting a shift towards sustainable urban transport. See and Green Schools Ireland is encouraging schools to get involved. See Events at

Enough Stuff Festival (Derry): Saturday, 16 & Sunday, 17 September at the Playtrail Racecourse, Derry. Activities include music, children’s song, art, storytelling, meditation, aquaponics, organic gardening and composting, repair Cafe, Film, debate and discussion and special guest Casey Neill from the ‘Earth to Trump’ campaign. Organised by Zero Waste, North West. See

Convergence – Sustainable Living Festival (September 2017): Events nationwide Include ‘Housing Ourselves’ conference in Cloughjordan Ecovillage, Co Tipperary. (Saturday, 16 September), ‘Stories and Conversations for a Low Carbon Ireland’ in DCU, Dublin (Monday, 18 September, 7.30 – 9pm). See for details.

CELT Weekend in the Hills: 23 – 24 September. 2 days of traditional craft workshops at
Slieve Aughty Centre, Loughrea, Co Galway. See

Green-Door Weekend (Carrick-on-Shannon) – Festival of Rural Architecture and Design: Friday, 29 September – Sunday, 1 October. All about sustainable living and building in the countryside. Workshops, tours of sustainable homes/ buildings and much more. Festival incorporates ‘Thinking, Dwelling, Living’ exhibition at The Dock, Carrick on Shannon (26 Aug -14Oct). To download the full programme see

Autumn Day In Dalgan (Navan): Saturday, 30 September, 9.30 am – 4pm in in The Columban Ecological Institute, Dalgan, Navan. Dr John Feehan’s workshop will focus on the wonderful and unseen world of seeds and fruits.’ Email for details.

Green Schools Climate Action Week: 16 – 20 October. See

unescoRegistration open for the Young Environmentalist Awards 2018: ECO-UNESCO’s Young Environmentalist Awards (YEA) is an all-Ireland environmental awards programme that recognises and rewards young people who raise environmental awareness and improve the environment. To register a team see

While every effort has been taken in relation to the accuracy of notices, it is recommended that readers check relevant websites for up-to-date information. A listing is not necessarily an endorsement by Transition Monaghan.  

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